Cushwa Center announces research funding recipients for 2022

Author: Shane Ulbrich

In 2022, the Cushwa Center is providing funding to 24 scholars for a variety of research projects. Funds will support research at the University of Notre Dame Archives and at other archives in a variety of U.S. cities—including Milwaukee, New Orleans, St. Louis, Santa Fe, Savannah, and Tucson—as well as Bahia, Brazil; Edmonton, Canada; and Rome, Italy.


Learn more about Cushwa research funding programs at cushwa.nd.edu/grant-opportunities. The next application deadline is December 31, 2022.


Research Travel Grants

Research Travel Grants assist scholars who wish to visit the University Archives and other collections at Notre Dame for research relating to the study of Catholics in America.

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Riccardo Battiloro
Pontifical Gregorian University
“The Genesis of the Rule of 1982 of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis in Its Historical and Social Context”

 

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Austin Clements
Stanford University
“The Religious Origins of American Anticommunism”


 

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Sam Collings-Wells
University of Cambridge
“From Black Power to Broken Windows: Liberalism in the Age of Backlash”


 

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Sean Hadley
Faulkner University
“Saying What ‘So Badly Needs Saying’: Harry Sylvester, American Fiction, and the Catholic Imagination”

 

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Sinead Moynihan
University of Exeter
“U.S. Catholic Magazines and the Making of Mid-Century Irish Writers”


 

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Daniela Rossini
Università Roma Tre
“The Activity and Influence of American Red Cross Nurses in post-Caporetto Italy (1917–1919)”


 

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Jonathan Singerton
University of Innsbruck
“The Austro-Hungarian Contribution to Catholicism in the United States, 1829–1914”


 

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Dennis Wieboldt
Boston College
“The Natural Law in American Catholic Legal Education: Case Studies from South Bend and Chestnut Hill, 1947–1957”

 

 


The Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., Prize

Established in 2020 in partnership with the American Catholic Historical Association, this prize recognizes outstanding research on the Black Catholic experience. 
 

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Julia Gaffield
Georgia State University
“The Abandoned Faithful: Sovereignty, Diplomacy, and Religious Jurisdiction After the Haitian Revolution”

 

 


Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grants 

This program supports scholars whose research projects seek to feature Catholic women more prominently in modern history. Grants are made to scholars seeking to visit any repository in or outside the United States, or traveling to conduct oral history interviews, especially of women religious.
 

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Jessica Coblentz and Susan Mancino
Saint Mary’s College
“Sr. Madeleva Wolff’s Contributions to the Sister Formation Conference: Lessons for Today”


 

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Melissa Coles
University of Notre Dame
“Sacralizing Space: Catholics and Indigenous Peoples in the North American West, 1810–1989”


 

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Elisabeth Davis
The State University of New York at Fredonia
“‘Two by Two into Little Villages’: The Sisters of St. Joseph’s Missions Among the Indigenous Nations”

 

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Timothy Dulle
Fordham University
“A Question-Making Time: Corita Kent’s Post-Catholicism”


 

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Samantha Horton
Indiana University Bloomington
“Hail, Mary: Black Women and Divine Femininity in the Black Atlantic World”


 

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Gavin Moulton
University of Notre Dame
“Saints and Steelworkers: Ade Bethune and the Creation of Catholic Labor Identity”


 

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Brian Mueller
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
“‘Guilty of Living Out the Gospel’: The Government Versus Sister Darlene Nicgorski”


 

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Theresa Ryland
Dominican House of Studies
“Hillbilly Thomism: Flannery O’Connor’s Encounter with Dominican Nuns”

 

 


Peter R. D’Agostino Research Travel Grants

Offered in conjunction with Italian Studies at Notre Dame and designed to facilitate the study of the American past from an international perspective, these grants support research in Roman archives for projects on U.S. Catholic history.
 

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Jethro A. E. A. Calacday
University of Cambridge
“A Catholic Empire? American Imperialism and the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines, 1898–1946”

 

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Jason Peters
California Polytechnic State University
“Leaving New Anglo-Land: Language Rights, Education Policy, and Cultural Shift pre-Civil Rights”

 

 


Hibernian Research Awards

Funded by an endowment from the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Hibernian Research Awards support the scholarly study of Irish and Irish American history. 
 

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Robert Collins
University of Limerick
“Personalities and Publicity: The Ancient Order of Hibernians during the Conflict in Northern Ireland, 1970–1994”

 

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Jane Halloran
Mary Immaculate College
“Bridging the Emigrant Gap: The Norwalk Catholic Club, 1897–1940”


 

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Eileen McMahon
Lewis University
“Bridget Goes to War: Irish American Women and the Civil War​”


 

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William H. Mulligan Jr.
Murray State University
“Catholic Religious Women in the Irish Diaspora”


 


 


This announcement appears in the spring 2022 issue of the American Catholic Studies Newsletter